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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Refresh my memory - I know I tried looking it up but the posts got overrun and I haven't been able to track the old post down.

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jan 1, 2009 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

It's called:
TE BHEAG NAN EILEAN
Praban na Linne Ltd
Eilean na Iarmain
An t-Eilean
Sgiathanach*
Scotland
IV43 8QR
Every word on the label is in Gaelic. I've no idea what it tastes like. I got it for a buddy's 60th and he won't open it yet.
*This place is not on any map!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

After circuitous searching through multiple .uk site here's what I could shake out.

Starting with:

TE BHEAG NAN EILEAN
Praban na Linne Ltd
Eilean na Iarmain
An t-Eilean Sgiathanach*
Scotland
IV43 8QR

Te Bheag nan eilean - 'Little lady of the western isles' The name of the whisky. Pronounced "chey vek", Té Bheag means "the little lady" or "wee dram". "Nan eilean" translates to 'Western Isles'. The Isle of Skye is in the Inner Hebrides which is part of the Western Isles.

Praban na Linne Ltd is the name of the whisky company headquartered on the Isle of Skye that bottles Te Bheag Nan Eilean. The name Praban na Linne translates to "a smugglers den by the Sound of Sleat"

Eilean na Iarmain - the name of the estate or region on the Isle of Skye where Praban na Linne is located. It is probably part of an address. I attached a picture - you can just see the tops of the Praban distillery.

An t-Eilean Sgiathanach - means "The Island Federation" and is part of the address, similar to our use of state names in postal addresses.

Scotland - Scotland :P
IV43 8QR - comparable to zip code

As far as tasting notes, here's what you can expect:

Nose: Fresh, with a citrus note, good richness, a delicate peatiness and a little touch of cereal. Palate: Much more fat than the chilfiltered, more weight, a good touch of liquorice, though not as creamy as the chilfiltered, it has good toffee-like richness with a delicate peaty note. Finish: good length, with a rich soft spiritiness.

Smooth and slightly peated from its West Coast origins, a connoisseurs' whisky with a high malt content, aged between 5 and II years old, and a hint of sherry from selected casks in which it was matured.

I read a few other tasting notes and they were all very positive. The only negative I could find was one guy who was expecting a more peaty malt since it was from the Islay region of Scotlan which tend to have very peaty and smoky malts. I wouldn't really call this a negative comment since the writer was commenting on his expectation more so than what he tasted.

Sounds like you have a very nice whisky on your hands. Best of luck and if you need some help once you crack it open - just let me know.

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jan 2, 2009 2:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the whisky's not mine. I bought it for my buddy's 60th, and the tight owd bugger won't open it yet!
You've pictured a beautiful part of Britain. I've tried to attach a picture of Liagacht, just across on the mainland. I climbed it last Summer.
If you're ever in the dump that's the rest of Britain, email me: robburke7@yahoo.co.uk. You and family are welcome to stay - I've got plenty of (ordinary) malts, and you'll quickly get used to warm beer!

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